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Friday, May 30, 2014

MASOTODON!

  

Beginning of hunting season: New Kent, 8,358 BC




             FINDS BONES OF MASTODON
        Petrified Remains Are Discovered Under State Road In New Kent County.

          [Special to The Times-Dispatch.]
WEST POINT, VA., May 11.-While digging on the main State road in New Kent County, about nine miles west of Plum Point. Jerry Jacobson, of Plum Point, unearthed the bones of what appeared to be a mastodon. The bones were found in a blue sandy marl, about eighteen inches under the surface, and were completely petrified.
Mr. Jacobson brought one of the spinal column bones to West Point. It was six inches wide and ten inches thick.

-Richmond Times-Dispatch, May 12,1916

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